JACKSON – The Jackson Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October with programs for people of all ages. All are welcome to attend the free programs, which require advance registration.
For more information or to register for a program, call 732-928-4400 or visit the library at 2 Jackson Drive during regular hours.
Rainforest Storytime will take place on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6.
New Jersey Migrant Worker: Story of a Migrant will take place on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Dory Dickson, director of New Jersey-based Migrant Worker Outreach, will share stories and insights into the lives of migrant workers. The program is sponsored by Jackson Friends of the Library.
Teen Cuisine: Snacks and Desserts will take place on Sept. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m.
ShopRite nutritionist Jenn Klein will teach participants how to make snacks and desserts with a Hispanic twist. The event is for ages 12 to 18.
A Taste of Hispanic Cuisine will take place on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Join Jenn Klein, a registered dietitian with Perlmutter Family ShopRites, for a taste of Hispanic cuisine. Learn how to prepare a new healthy recipe. The event is for adults 18 and over.
Cheese and Chocolate: Cooking Brazil for Kids will take place on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will make cheesy Pan de Quiejo and sweet Brigadeiros from Brazil. Alert library staff to any allergies. The event is for ages 8 to 12.
Maker Monday: Guatemalan Worry Dolls will take place on Oct. 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. According to Guatemalan folklore, these very small, colorful dolls are thought to worry for people, allowing an individual to sleep peacefully and awake without a care. This event is for ages 11 to 16.
Latin American Milk and Cookies will take place on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Make a traditional snack of milk and cookies with a Latin American twist. This event is for ages 8 to 12.
Milk and Cookies Storytime will take place on Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. In addition to reading fun stories, participants will enjoy a snack of Venezualen Chicha (rice milk) and Dulce de Leche Cookies. Alert library staff to any allergies. This event is for children ages 3 to 6.
Make It: Mexican Sugar Skulls will take place on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will see how Mexican Sugar Skulls are made and decorate their own. Sugar skulls are a folk art and not for consumption. This event is for ages 7 to 12.